A Summary of the Important Events
of the Week in the Northwest-
Jtfrancsota,1* Wisconsin, Iowa,
Kortii Dakota News in a
I N N E S O A
Hon. F. W. Hoyt of Red Wing is dead
A Duluth lady is among the twelve who
ipertshed in the disaster at Peoria, 111.
H. C. Stiver*, chairman, issued a call for
the Sixth district Democratic congressional
•convention, to be held at Brain*rd Aug. 9.
George Gaslin, a 12-year-old boy, serious
stabbed another lad named Peter Nelson
in a boy's quarrel at Stillwater.
The 17-year-old daughter of Carl Beyer,
!living 20 miles west of Benson, wa3 killed
by ligntmng recently.
Ed Morns, of Worthington, was fined
$53 for pulling down au American flag at
White Caps have appeared in Rosive,
near Red Wing, and have sent threatening
motiees to several citizens.
Charles Way, of Austin, and Charles
San ford, of St. Paul, were ariested at Wa
Beca on an alleged charge of forgery.
Four thieves who had robbed a jewelry
store at Pukwana were captured on a rail
way train while attempting to escape.
George A. Thrall, aged 15, was entangled
in weeds while swimming in the Minnesota
River near St. Paul, and drowned.
Frank Hardy, of Hamilton Station, was
knocked do wn by highwaymen at St. Paul,
and robbed of his watch and money.
A skiff containing Walter Bernhardt and
Allred Jensen capsized on Lake Miltona,
near Alesandiia, and Bernhardt was
"While driving a fractious horse at Lake
fio'd, Misses May Calta, Stella Spiceardand
Edna Funk were thrown from the carriage
and seriously injured.
George Woodruff of Minneapolis, aged
about 15 years, visiting friends two miles
north ot Dover had one of his ears kicked
off by a vicious horse.
The Thomson-Houston Company com
menced work on the street railway connect
ing Sauk Rapids with St. Cloud" and will
have it completed in 30 days.
John Wooley and tamily arrived at
Lake City from a tour through the East.
They will probably remain during the sum
During a heavy storm at Staples the
houses of Thomas Blackburn and Wm.
Baitram were struck by lightning. The
house of the former was neaily demolish
A gentleman from Milwaukee has organ
ized a company at Mankalo ior the pur
pose of erecting a large riialt house at Man
kato. Work ou the building has been be
The seven-year-old son of Charles Aaron
•of Galesville while fishing in thelakeabove
the dam at Winona fell and was drawn
under the mill into the sluice and drown
The body ot a middle-aged man was
found on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern track near Luverne, It is sup
posed to be the tramp who iell from the
At Winona, Mary Nozinski hid $80 in a
•cook stove, and some time later, forgetting
the circumstance, built a tire in the stove,
The money, her entire savings, was totally
A vein pure soft water flowing fifteen
feet above the surface has been struck at a
depth of 225 feet at Marshall. It is pro
posed to bore a 1 000-foot well in hopes ot
obtaining a supply sufficient for fire pur
poses and a water system.
Ex-Mayor Dr. J. H. Dorsey, of Glencoe,
received a cordial welcome on his return
from Europe. I he Glencoe Cornet Band
and a large number of citizens met him at
the depot and escorted him to the Ameri
M. Todd, of Albert Lea, a miller who
has been looking over the head of the lakes
for some week, savs he has decided to erect
a new flour mill in Duluth. It will be of
3,000 barrels daily capacity. "Work will be
gin on the foundation as soon as a site is
The H-year-old son of D. McKenzie, of
Echo while bathing in the Red'wood river
with a playmate, got where the current
was very swift and deep, and before help
could be rendered he was drowned The
bo iy was recovered shortly afterwards.
While Joseph Weinzierl Jr was raking
hay with a horse rake, near St. Bonifacius,
hi* horse became unmanageable and ran
away, throwing him in front of the rake
and dragging him around the field until
the rake went to pieces. When found he
was unconscious irom loss of blood.
A Northfield special says: Farmers are
now all busy haying. All reports indicate
a very large yield the largest foryears. The
crop prospects for corn, wheat and oats is
One farmer said today they
ad not been so promising for nine years.
Mrs. James Dunseatt, living in Oak
Grove, Pierre county, five miles from Red
Wing was terribly burned by the explosion
of a kerosene lamp which was standing on
a sewing machine at which she was work
ing. The presence of mind of her daughter
alone saved her.
A Rochester special says: five cattle own
ed by John Delany. of Marion township,
were killed in a singular manner by light
ning during a severe thunder storm which
passed over this section. They were graz
ing with their heads under a wire fence.
The fence was struck and the cattle instant
At Burns, the house of George Small was
fired by an incendiary aud was entirely
•destroyed. Small had gained the enmity
•of a gang of toughs by an effort to bring
them to justice. It is said that the home
of Thomas Gorman will go next. The peo
ple of the town are terrorized. An effort
will be made to break the gang np.
Albert Lea, Fairmont, Blue Earth City,
Wells and Winnebago City are endeavor
in to get together on dates for the annual
•"fairs this fall so as to avoid a conflict of
dates in the racing programs. An effort is
now being made to have the fairs at all
these places held after the state fair and
U-c follow each other in such a manner that
Ptg*f x^hbraes may be entered at all of them.
Prof. F. Keene, graduate of the Universi
ty of I'linois, has been appointed professor
of mechanics for the agricultural college.
A gang of horse thieves has been unearth
ed in the vicinity of Pembina, through
information given by a member wha is un
The Minneapolis & Northern elevator,
at Grafton, was burned, together with 20,
000 bushels of wheat. The loss is $20,000.
Adjoining property^was taved with diffi
A Willow City, special says: Grain is
heading out splendidly. The weather and
everything points toward a larger crop
than that of last year. All are hope
John Clayton, who has been in jail at
Jamestown on the charge of selling liquor
in violation of the state prohibitory law,
has pleaded guilty to the charge. &fS
The Yerxa Hose Running Team of Fair
go has received a telegram from Buffalo,
N. Y., with a proposition to run against a
combined team of sprinters from Buffalo
and Canada on Aug* 18. The champion
Albert Ryan, a young man employed on
the farm of John Love, three miles east of
Grand Forks, wa3 instantly killed by light
ning during the recent storm. Many other
narrow escapes are reported and several
persons injured, but none seriously. -Some
hail fell, but no damage has been reported.
The storm was the severest ot the season,
and a large amount of water fell all through
this section^ &
Mrs. Joseph Mo nroe, of Waterville, near
Durand, passed away at an advanced age.
Jacob Clark, an old resident ot Fond du
Lac, died oi Paralysis, aged 70 years.
Ferdinand Dumke, of Menasha, died at
his home in that city, aged 65 years.
A John C. Spooner Republican Club has
been organized at Hudson.
Louis Hess, of Madison, broke his arm
by a fall from a wagon.
Frank Pardee, of Appleton, was serious
ly injured by falling Irom a scaffolding a
distance of twenty feet.
Edward Schmidt, aged 15 years, of Ap
pleton, was committed to the reform school
Postmaster Moak pf Waterloo, has made
formal application of free delivery in that
A teacher's normal school review has
been opened at Viroqua with an attendance
A^boy named Batski, 6 years old, fell off
a bridge into the river at Berlin and was
Edgar R. Huguinin. one of the earliest
settlers of Kenosha, died at the age of 79
Neils P. Mutt, a Dane, living at Racine,
disappeared mysteriously from his home,
and his friends fear for his safety.
The summer school at Poitage has open
ed with an attendance of 120 teachers. It
will continue six weeks.
The West Superior street railway an
nounces the intention to lay 10 miles of
track this season.
Herbert Krucoraky, a workman em
plo3red on the St. Paul road near Beloit,
died ot sunstroke. His home is in Mil
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway Companv has commenced the
erection of a new freight depot at Racine
John Schultz, a 10-year-old boy of Kau
kauna, will probably lose the sight of his
right eye as a result of carelessly handling
some cartridges Inch exploded.
The new bell of the German Luthern
Church at Madison, donated by Fritz
Moehle, a farmer of that place, will be
placed in position in a few days.
Morse Madison, a*ed 19 years, was set up
on bjr a gang of toughs near his home in
La Crosse, and stabbed in the back. He is
a critical condition.
Charles Whelan, of the State Journal edi
torial force of Madison, has resigned his
position Mr. Whelan has been with the
.Journal for thirteen years, and is one of the
best known newspaper men at the capital.
Dr. Riste, of Columbus, had a narrow
escape from burning to death. While op
erating a gas generator his clothing became
ignited, but he managed to put the flames
A new edition of the school laws of Wis
consin lias just been issued by the state
superintendent for the use of school offi
cer^,. Six thousand copies have been print
Jonathan Harrold, an old pioneer of
Wilson, was instantly killed by a passenger
train on the Omaha road. Deceased came
to this section 30 years ago and was 75
A fellow whose supposed name is Aaron
Anderson, worked off $175 worth of spuri
ous checks on business men at West bu
perior by purchasing some article and ten
dering a small check. A warrant was is
sued for his arrest.
Robert and Carrie Bell were held over
to the circuit court at Chippewa Falls
in the sum of $350. The charge against
them was robbing Donald Duncan of a
gold watch and about $15 in money.
IOWA. 4 ,* 1
An escaped prisoner in Iowa carves one
of his captors with a razor and may be
In a saloon row at Burlington, Dr. J. J.
Hnnt, an old physician ol Burlington, shot,
seriously wounding a man named Over
holtzer, Hunt is in jail.
A committee has been appointed by the
Board of Trade at Dubuque to prepare an
exhibit of this city at the World's Fair.
There is a great deal of enthusiasm over
the matter. Specimens from the lead and
zinc mines and spar caves will make a
The 14-year-old daughter of Geo.
Stromp, living near Iowa City, in some un
known manner set her clothing on fire,
and was fatally burned before the flames
could be extinguished. An older sister
was also badly burned in attempting to
take the blazing clothing frornhfer sis
A runaway team at Ft. Dodge collided
with a carraige containing Miss Agnes Gan
non and her 10-year-old sister, turning their
rig completely over, taking off the top and
leaving the girls entangled in it. The little
one escaped unhurt, but Miss Agnes sustain
ed a severe brain shock, but it is believed it
will not result fatally.
Tom Corwin died at Mystic as a resrtlt of
injuries received in a row with Mart Good
win. The trouble arose over Corwin's fa
miliarity with the former's young wife,
Goodwin throwing a coal miner's pick at
his adversary, burying it in his body up to
the eye. The murderer is in jail.
While Deputy SheriffBraman was plac
ing a man in the jail at Sigonrney a rush
was made by the prisoners throwing pepper
in his eyes and Manning, a pick-pocket,
and Joe St. Clair, a forger, esca ped. Thd
latter is still at large. The former was re
captured by one of the prisoners.
The Evangelical clergymen of Dubuque
organized a society tor the purpose ot
religious and philosophical discussion,
moral reform, humane work, etc. Catho
lic Bishop Hennessey and priests were in
vited to join, but declined. Rev. Cram, oi
the Universalist Church, now out ot the
city, will be invited to join on his return.
The Burlington Steam Supply Comuany,
which was incorporated in 1880 for a term
of 10 years, is about to be transferred to
the control of the Burlington Electrical
Company. The Electrical Company pro
poses carrying on the steam supply busi
ness in connection with a complete system
"of electric lighting. *j£
Miss Anna Hoover, aged 32, a resident of
Des Moines, was fatally injured in a runa
way accident 10 miles east of this city, dy
ing eight hours later. She was with her
brother-in-law, who was buying produce
for an Altoona firm. He went into a
farmhouse, leaving the lady in charge of
the team. The horse became frightened
and started to run, but the wagon tongue
broke and the victim was thrown out and
her skull fractured.
",i* fe&%*| I
W at he a us Is to
he father ad come to the com
mencement exercises, a the son was
showing him the sights.
"See at heavy-set fellow over
there by the said fchffboy, as
they passed through the campus
"Yes, who's he? responded the
father with commendabl curiosity!"
"He' champion foot-ball kick
er and at one he's talking to leads
he record in base ball."*-, -"T t-'C^K'
"Ah? And who's the tall chap with
the lantern jaws? -iy, i1
our cnampio tennis player.
Nobod in the Stat can swing a rack
et in the same atmosphere he does."
of him, I suppose?" ventur
ed the father.
"Yo bet we are, a so we are of
the dark-haired fellow down there by
the gate. He's our crack a an
and best all-around gymnast E a re
combination, he's a corker is
Jimmie, a the son threw a kiss to
"B the a inquired the father,
"wh is valedictorian of the class this
Th son looked at his father ques
"Valedictorian?" he asked with a
"Yes, valedictorian?" repeated the
"And a a I to
came from the son next, a the fath
er went right down to the first a in
a got on board.—Detroit
E JOYOUS BIRDS.
W do Migrate? a he
I is* easy to understand why birds
which prey on fresh water fish a
frogs should seek other quarters when
the are frozen a he
frogs are buried in clay. Bu ifc is
quite so clear why the swallow a
the flycatcher leaye a region where a
perpetual summer a winged food in
abundance to risk a long journey
over sea a land only to find a great
scarcity of the same kind of food.
And it is equally puzzling at he
seed a Iruit eaters, who since
October have been fattening among
the gardens of Algeria a Egypt,
should suddenly, in March or April,
be seized with such an inordinate
craving for a change of diet as to fly
3,000 miles on the chance of picking
up the short of an English
spring. a it will be found at
migration is a a to all birds, a
is greater or less as the weather a
determine. Even our residents move
up a down the country at different
per.ods of the year, living the low
lands in the winter and the uplands
in the summer, a it is well known
at all winter there is a continual
driftmgof the birds from the continent
to our islands, according to the
Any one who thinks at the Eng
lish language is musical a easy to
be pronounced because it is the one
to which his ear a tongue are
accustomed, a who hears, when
German is pronounced, only its harsh
ness and its gutturals, will appreciate
the Rev. Mr. Spurgepn's, account of
the origin of Germ an ,V ^fe
"Do know, asked he of" a
friend, one day "ho the Germa
'No as the reply. »f§f^
"Well," said the preacher, I do
There were workingmen at the
Tower of Babel, one standing a
he other. he uppermost one acci
dentally re some a from
his trow into the of the lower
one, a he began to with the
a in his he sound is
now known as a
a he Choir SaicL fe
Singers in church a elsewhere are
always as careful as they ought to
be to articulate their words distinctly.
A little girl entered the meeting house
not long ago—as related in the New
Yor Tribune—just as he choir was
singing the a
"Hallelujah! Hallelujah!" said he
singers he little girl^^whose
thoughts were somewhat preoccupied,
we a imagine, did nor catch the
words correctly. After getting me
she startled her a by saying:
I never saw such a nice choir. TJhey
stopped right in he middle of the
a a spoke to me.
W my dear, said her auntie
I didn't notice it.
did. Yo know I wore
my new cloak, a as soon as I came
in he choir said 'Hardl
a knew you!' or three times.
THE PEOPLES PARTY
Krst Convention of the Peoples Par
ty of Minnesota Held at St.
Son. Ignatious Donnelly Nominated
for Governor—Other Officers
The first convention of the Peoples Party
»f Minnesota was called to order at St. Paul
by Chairman Meighen of the state central
somnnttee, who read the call and announc
ed the following temporary othcers:
Temporary chairman, A. Stewart, tempo
rary secretary-, M. Rmgdal of Crookston. as
sistant secretaries, O. Seeburger of St. Cloud and
Robert EcJciord of St. Pau readme clerk, H.
Johnston oi Pipestone serjeant-at-arms, A. C.
Welch of McLeod assistants, J. H. Lacltey ol
Todd and S. P. Kaamusaen of St. Paul.
Temporary Chairman Stewart made the
«sual address, in which he complimented
everybody because of the "magnificent
athering," and said it was a convention of
tamest and industrious men thoroughly
aroused and bovnd to wrest the reins of
power from the hands of those who had
Held them so ions, and inaugurate an era
I1 great and sweeping reform.
The first step was the appointment of the
osaal committees, and on a suggestion by
Mr. Hanna of Murray the committee on
credentials was composed of one delegate
from each county, the list being as follows:
Blue Earth, W. G. Daly, Brown, Cbris Ahluess:
Benton, I. A. Baruum, Big Stone, A.fe.McGhee,
Becker, E. J. Moore, Chippewa, John Kuhn,
Cottonwood, Charles Chadutrdons, Chisago, C.
P. Stark: Caneton, A. Anderson Clay, A. H.
Hollow ay Dakota, C. Carpenter: Dodge, E.
M. Dodge, Douglas, H. G. Douglass Hennepin,
E. T. Clark, Freeborn, W W Sweet Goodhue,
FredCluett, Hubbard, J. W Smith, Houston
T. A. Eberhard: Isanti, O A Liudberg. Jackson,
W*. V. King, Kittson, F. W Wuguer, Le Sueur.
P. Shipmun. Lincoln, George Meiue, Kandiyohi,
John Sutfhson, Lac qui Pailp, John McGmre,
Lyon, T.'Montgonu, McLeod, Nels La Vallee,
Mille Lacs. T. P. Kerr. Mornsou, Heu
*y Bourk Mower, A. Kingsbury Meeker,
D. Manning: Otter Tail, O F. Forsyth.
Olmsted, W. G. Bowers, Rock, John Johnson,
Rice, Gilbert Fish, Pope, Carl Enckson, Polk.
W. S. Hunt, Ramsey, A. Ferris, Renville. F.
C. Green, Redwood, T. L. Gilbert Sherburne. A.
0. Whitney. Sibley. P. A. Cosgrove Swift. O. S.
Ulapp, St. Louis, John Jensworch, btearns, A.
M. Stearns, Ste\ens, T. Callahan, Todd, V. b.
Duman, Traverse, G. A. Westphal Murray, H.
F. Pffer, Martin, C. D. Everett Nicollet. N. N
fcustin, Norman, B. M. Chesley, Nobles, J. H.
Maxfield Wijona, S Hes'.elgi ave. Wadena, C.
A.. Alton Waseca, W. A. Fee, Watonwan, John
ESrickson Wabasha, John Morrow, Wilkin,
Robert Glover, Wright, P. Kirshemer, Yellow
Medicine, S. Lindsay.
The following committee on resolutions
At Large—E. W. Fish.
First District—William Me'ghen, Fillmore H.
W. Norton, Dodge.
Second District—C Goodnovi, Pinestons F.
M. (urrier. Blue Earth.
Third District—H. A. Swaim, Wright, T. War
Fourth District—Walworth, Ramsey A. D.
Fifth Distuct—H. B. Martin, Jonas Howe,
Sixth District—J. Robbins, Stearns C. F.
Seventh District—Andrew Steenerson, Polk,
William Reirdon, Clay.
Mr. Donnelly being loudly called for
delivered a short speech.
The afternoon session was one of the
most interesting ever held bv a political
party in this state. Pat Rahilly oi Wabasha
openedjthe ball by offering the iollowing
Resolved, That it is the sense of this conven
tion that the board of prison managers at Still
water be requested to sell the pie&ent year's
product of binding twine at 9 cents per pouna.
Mr. Edhillv said he bad been assured
that if the convention pabsed such a resolu
tion unanimously the managers would re
duce tbe price ot twine accordingly.
On the motion of Mr. Miller ot Renville
the resolution was sent to the committee
on resolutions in spite ot Mr. Ratnlly's op
The committee on credentials now re
ported thai the various counties weie rep
resented by delegates as ollows:
Anoka, 1, Blue Earth, 8, Brown, 12, Benton,
16 Big Stone, 2. Becker, 3, Chippewa, 7, Cot
tonwood, 4 Carver, 4, Chicago, 2, Carlton. 3,
Cass, 2. Clay, 1G, Dodee, 13 Dakota. 14 Doug
la1', 7 Fillmoie, 16. Freeborn, 4, Goodhue, b,
Hou&tou, 5, Hennepiu, 24, Hubbvtrd, 4, Isanti,
3, Jackson, 4, Kittson, 2. Kandiyohi, 11, Le
Sueur, 4 Lyon. 5, Liutolu. 11. Lac qui Parle,
17, Mower. 7, Martin, 4, Murray, 8, McLeod,
16, Meeker, 8 Mdle Lacs, 8, Morrison,
2 Marshall. », Nobles, 9, Nicollet, 4.
Norman, 8, Olmsted, 5, Otter Tail, 10
Pipestone, 8, Pope, 9 Polk, 24,
Rice, 8. Ramsey, 7. Rock, 6, Redwood 5, Ren
ville. ^8 Sibley, 6, Sherburne, 7, Swift, K»
Stevens, 7, Steams, 13, S Louis, 6, Todd,
18. Traverse. 8. Winona, 4, Waseca, 6, Wa
ba«ha, 8, Watonwan, 3. Washington, 11,
Wnaht, 5, Wadena, 4, Wilkin, 6, Yellow Med
icine, It. Total, 650.
On the motion of Mr. Rahilly the chair
man appointed the'oil ow ma as the com
mittee on permanent organization and
Pat Rahilly, Wabasha W R. HohVy, Pope
I Vermilyea, Ounsted, Gilbert Fish. Rice, A.
S. Edwards. Hennepin T. L. Gilbert, Redwood
Moouey, Yellow Medicine, Thomas Lucas,
Hennepin M. Lowe, Brown P. Riugdal, Polk.
While waiting the report pf the com
mittees, Mr. Schilling ot Milwaukee de
livered an address.
A committee from the Farmers Alliance
was announced and the chair appointed a
committee to escort them into the conven
When the committee retired the com
mittee on permanent organiza
tion made a report recommending
that the temporary organization be
made permanent, and tbat the con
vention proceed to nominate a state ticket
and that the convention vote by coun
The alliance committee was then intro
duced and Mr. W. W. Erwin the spokes
man addressed the convention, he
I appear as the sp okesman of fifteen gen
tlemen representing tbe state central commit
tee of the Alliance party of Minnesota," said
Mr. Krwm. "a party which embracss one-half
or one-third of the membership of your own po
litical party. We come from the Alliance party
of 1890 to ask you to affiliate with ns on state
issues aud to work together to set right many
wrongfe not yet righted. We obtained 58,0ou
votes to uphold our standard, but were beaten
upited, at the polls by the old parties by 80,000
each, ou state issues, which we could ask our
most conservative men to stand. Since then a
new party has sprung up and taken root
Minnesota. It has held a national Convention
and adopted a national platform embracing the
.general sentiment of the whole country, and
not controlled by tbe local needs of the several
states. Your national convention adopted
measures of reform far in advance of those
of any nolitical party. Uhey will
revolutionize the government and institutions
of this country, convert the government into a
great railroad corporation and a great national
aud district bank Are you willing to close the
doors to private enterprise in these two matters
and delegate the monopoly to your government.
We canuot subscribe to these two planks.if»V!J?
WE WEBB WITH YOU SH^JSV
in 1890 and we are identified with the reform
movement in this state. We a-k you to so
form your line ot battle ml his state that we
can join you and present again a united front
against the plutocratic foe. We don't wish to
interfere with vour national platform aid
presidential electors, but we ask that your state
platform be such that we can join you. Tbe
greatest issue in this state is tbe movement to
crush the great wheat combination which takes
$10,000,000 annually out of tbe farmers'
pockets. Will you give this up
to push extreme views which are
only suited to tbe needs of the country at large
[Mr. Erwin was here interrupted by prolonged
jeering laughter]. We represent iu this con
servative ide& of the people in this sub-treasury
plauk, one-half of the men who voted for Mr.
Owen two years ago. ['No! no'.' shouted the
convention]. In Blue Earth county twenty
lour sub-alliances repudiate these and other
fir SOMK JIOT SHOTS.
Here MrT*£rwm's voic« was drowned by
shouts o( "Tbat is not trne," and Mr. Cur
rier of ne Earth rose to remark that
"That statement ia falseJ^.
Mr. Erwin—Foster awl Baker can corrob
Atlelegat»—They are hustlersat lying, then.
Mr. Erwin—The power to bring victory to
our common causa rests with you. Take all
the extreme views you like, but if you can, meet
us on a state ticket and we will be glad to ioih
"Who must we join?" yelled a delegate.
Mr. Erwin—I ask you to join the Alliance
party of 1890. That is aU.
The convention then adjourned until 7
o'clock in the evening.
The first business of the evening ses^
sion was the report of the convention on
resolutions. The following is the re
Resolved, That the People'* party of Minne
sota, affirms aud emphasizes the principles and
demands of our national platform, and declares
its faith in tbe abiuty and integrity of our can
didates for president and vice president. We
pledge to tbe citizens of Minnesota the fidelity
of the nomiuess of this convention to the prin
ciples of reform, embracing an Immediate and
radical change in the state control of corpora
tions and transportation facilities, with direct
reference to the grain traffic and state taxation.
Resolved, That the constitution should be so
amended that the people shall have the right to
have all laws referred buck to themselves for
approval or disapproval.
Whereas, it appears from sworn testimony
that gigantic frauds are perpetrated upon the
grain growers of Minnesota under our present
system ot grain inspecting and warehousing,
Resolved, That we demand that the trans
portation companies shall provide suitable ship
ping and warehousing faculties at every station
on heir lines, also that the htate shall erect
terminal elevators at Minneapolis, St. Paul and
Duluth for public storage of grain.
Resolved, That we exteud our sympathies to
the oppressed workmen at Homestead and all
over tne United States in their fight against the
oppressions of monopolistic employers, and we
uree them to join with us iu an attempt to over
throw at the polls our common enemy, the
monopolistic millionaires who are now through
their control of the government and the indus
tries of tha country, rapidlv and surely reducing
the people to a condition of political and indus
Whereas, We believe there is corruption
caused by the forming of political ungs by
office holders. therefore, be it
Resolved, Tnat no man holding a salaried
office shall have .1 right to become a delegate to
a convention or seive as a committeeman.
Resolved, That it is the sense of this conven
tion that the board of managers of the twine
plant at Stillwater and the governor be re
quested to sell the present year's product oJ
twine at nine cents per pound.
A MINORITY EEPORT.
Ater the reading ot the platform and
resolution, Roe ot Washington appeared
with a minority report.
"The first oi these two plauks." he said,
We believe the saloon an element of monopoly
and that the People's party should use all en
deavor for the destruction of this evil of so
He said it should not be passed over for it
was falling our prisons and beggaring our
homes. The other plank was:
We Believe all the people, without regard to
sex, shonid have equal voice in making the laws
on which depend tne nappniess and prosoerity
of our homes
The chairman suggested then that the
con ention act on the other resolutions,
but Duncan Todd objected to the twine
resolution on the ground that the people
could buy twine cheaoer in other parts of
the btate than at Stillwater Thi-, then,
waa le out, aud a motion was made that
action be taken on the resolutions a-ide
iiom this one, and it was unanimously car
Hera Mr. Donnelly came forward and
said he leared evil results would lollow
this vole. "You have lelt this prohibition
plank out of the platlorm, and neoole will
say v\e have taken a back track." He then
offered this resolution, Ythich was unani
Resolved, That we believe it shou be the
duty of the legislature to bubnnt to the vote of
the people any amendments to the constitution
that are demanded by a reasonable number of
the voters of the btate.
The majority report of the committee
was adopred and alter considerable s
cu siou the report of the minority was
By a unanimous vote the twine reso
lution was tabled.
Nominations were then declared in or
der and Mr. Carpenter of Dakota county
took the platform and in concluding a
short speech said
"I have bein honored bv our delegation to
present a gentleman whom we recommend. In
behalf of Dakota county, the great common
wealth of Minnesota, 1 present the name of the
great commoner, the grt?ac friend of our home,
Ignatius Donuedy." [Pandemonium
Lockey of Todd seconded the nomina
tio ot Donnelly, and a dozen counties
lowed in seconding speeches amid the wild
est kind ot enthusiasm.
Mr. Donnelly's nomination wa" made
unanimous by a rising vote. A committee
then escorted Mr. Donnelly to theplatiorm,
and after the applause had died away, he
My Friends—I /know this is not a time for
long speeches and that you wish to get through
with your business and get back to your homes.
Theiefore I will simply ay that I thank you
fiom the depths of my heart, not oulv for the
honor you have conterred upou me, but the
extraordinary unanimity with which it is given.
Especially am 1 grateful when I remember it was
entirely unsolicited on my part byword or deed,
for I believe in the grand principle which our
paity has adopted that the office should seek
themauanl not the man the office Whether
you have acted wisely in nominating me re
mains to be seen, but I promise you I will do all
that lies in my power tor our success. When
the harvest is over and we cau get audiences I
will take the stump and continue to speak until
the night before election, not alone tor myself,
but for the ticket you will nominate to-night
and for the success of outgiaud cau»e and every
ticket in every county in the state. It will be of
little avail if you elect me, unless you at the
same time elect a house of representatives and
oue that will stand by us in the struggles to
come. Tins is the paramount issue. Friends,
I am getting older and cooler than I
was years ago, and I have tried to be
moderate, just aud xeasonable with all men. If
I have failed, or talked unkindly to any one of
our party, I heie express my regret for so doing.
Every man who i« with us here is my friend.
At the conclusion oi Mr. Donnelly's
speech, $1,933 43 waa subscribed as a cam
At 11 o'clock the convention adjourned,
and will meet a^ain at 9 o'clock this morn
ins and nominate the rest of the state
The convention was called to order short
ly alter 9 o'clock and after a few prelimin
aries proceeded to the nomination ot a
Mr. Wesenberg of Duluth in an able
speech putin nomination Kittel Halvorsen,
the nomination received several seconds
and on motion Kittel Halvorsen was nom
inated by acclamation.
For secretary of state H. B. Martin of
Hennepin was nominated by acclamation.
For btate treasurer. P. M. Ringdaf of
Crookston and Eric Mstthison of Lac
qui Paile were placed in nomination Mr.
Rmgdal received a majority of the votes
and was declared the nominee. The con
vention then adjourned till 1 SO.
The following nominations were made to
complete the ticket:
Attorneyi^Oeneral—-J. L, ^McDonald,
Supreme Court Justices—Daniel E. Buck,
Blue Eartb Thomas Ganty, Hennepin W.
N. Davidson, Rock.
Presidential Electors—William Meighen,
Swan Nelson, H. M. Norton, F. M. Cur
rier, C. P. Carpenter, E W. Fish H. F.
Clarke, C. Bohall, J. H. Holloway.
Alter passing the iollowing resolutions
the convention adjourned sine die!
That this convention pledges itself to support
all candidates for tbe legislature who stand
upon the People's party platform ^.ndto support
This convention endorses the action and ef
ficiency of E. J. Moorein presenting Lis minority
report to the grain and warehouse commission
ers of this state.
That this convention recommends tbat the
remamii 5400 of the grain investigation prose
cuting fund be applied to farmers' institute
That the executive of the state central com
mittee are instructed to turn over $50O to the
lecture |und to be used in. unorganized districts.
O N E S S
•Eroceedingrs of ha Hou3e.an S
I A 8.
Aft he instance of Mr. Hill, of New York
the senate tottay passed a. bill changing tbe
date of the dedication or the World's Col
umbian Exposition buildings at Chicago
from Oct. 12, to Oct 21,1892, so as not to
interfere with the Columbian celebration
authorized by the legislature of New York
for the lormer date. The balance of tbe
day was devoted to the further considera
tion of the sundr3' civil appropriation bill,
without making any great progress.#^l|ij
The fillibustering of Republicans against
suspension day was not very vigorous and
was not pushed. The tin ate bill and the
bill to limit the amount ot wearing apparel
which travelers may bring into this coun
try Iree of duty were passed under suspen
sion, the Democrats having a larger num
ber of members present tuuu they have
had for month". A bill was passed
amending the land foreitnre bill
1890. There were lowering clouds over
the bill providing a local government /or
Utah, but although there were some flash
es ot lightning, it was finally passed with
out injury, as was also the bill regulating
The senate disposed of the srtndry civil
bill today down to the last clauses, which
contained the provisions to aid the
World's Columbian Exposition. A
very animated discussion on a Sunday
closing amendment, and upon the pro
posed issue ot the souvenir half dollars,
was in lull progress when the senate ad
journed. Mr. Sherman opposed the
scheme, and Mr. Moigan charged that he
did so because he feared that it would tend
to popularize si.ver.
The house devoted the day to the consid
eration ot conference reports, those on the
pofrtoflice and invalid pension appropria
tion bills, and the Arizona funding being
agreed to. The reports on the naval and
the legislative appropriation bills were dis
agreed to and new conferences were ordered.
The committee ou rules decided to report
a resolution setting aside next Wednesday
and Thursday for the consideration of the
silver bill. At 315 p. m. the house ad
journed until Monday.
MONDAY 1 1
The senate had a field day of oratory.
A speech by Mr. Washburn on the anti
option bill and three hours ot the liveliest
kind of discussion on the Sunday closing
proviso ot the World's Fair appiopnation
in the sundry civil bill Ex-Senator Pal
mer, of Michigan, president ot the Worlds
Columbian Commission, occupied a seat
on the floor of the senate The trend ot
the debate indicated a present intention of
the World's Fair managers to open the art
galleries and grounds on Sunday, but to
stop the running of machinery. Also to
provide a pavilion ior religious services
and giye sacred concerts. Without reach
ing a vote on the question of doing more,
the senate adjourned until tomorrow.
The house proceedings today were devoid
ot interest, as it was district day and no
legislation was accomplished for the capi
tal of the nation. Several hours were de
voted to the consideration of the bill to
create a permanent board on equalization
of taxes in tnc district, i^reat ovposition be
ing manifested to the measure. An appro
priation $25n,000 was made lor printing
the reports of the 11th census. Bills were
al«o passed to construct a bridge across the
Missouri river at Omaha, Neb and to pay
the First Methodist Church of Jackson,
'lenn.. $4,050 tor its services as a hospital
during the war. The conference report on
the military academy appropriation was
agreed to. A new conference was ordered
on the army appropriation bill, the item of
contention being to pay ior the transporta
tion of troops to the non-bonded iailroad3
contioiled by the Southern and Union Pa
Mr. Vorhees introduced a resolution
favoring arbitration in labor differences.
Senator Pettigiew to-dav introduced a
resolution calling on Secretary Tracy for
a statement as to the disnosition ot moneys
appropriated to pay the Sioux South lor
services during the war. It was said that
the South has been paid twice.
The subject under discussion in the
house to-day was a constitutional amend
ment to elect senators by a direct vote ot
the people. The debate was entirely tech
nical. Mr. Tucker (Dcm ). of Virginia,
made an earnest SDeech in support ot the
measure. This was the only incident ot
the day, which was otherwise featureless.
The Republicans bv filibustering, succeed
ed in prevent ng a vote on the bill, and at
5 o'clock the liou»e took a recess until 8
o'clock this evening for the consideration
oi the pension bills
W E N E S A 1 3
In committee of the whole the proposi
tion to issue 10.000,000 souvenir half dol
lars for the World's Fair was carried. Two
provisions were coupled on to the proposi
tion one that the World's Fair be not opened
on Sunday th» other that no liquor be sold
on the ground These provisions may
meet some opposition when reported back
to the senate.
Air White offered an amendment giving
the United^States priority and precedents
in the repayment ot the sums advanced ex
as to a luture subscription of $3,000
000 that may be made by the people of
Chicago and as to which the subscribers
shall bo rateably entitled with the United
btates Alter a loug discussion Mr. White's
amendment was rejected—yeas, 20
A reso'ution was offered making tbe sil
ver bill a special order for to-dav and after
long and spirited discussion it -was defeated
by a vote oi 154 ayes to 136 nays.
"Representative Hall's bill regulating
trade marks was favorably reported.
Representative Hall to-day secured the
passage of a bill granting a pension of $50
per month to Col. Colville, of the Firsfc
The senate devoted most of today's ses
sion to the sundry civil appropriation bill
and passed it before adjournment. The
vote of Wednesday in cpmmittee of the
whole on Mr. Peffer's amendment to pro
hibit the sale ot intoxicating liquors within
the grounds ol the Columbian Exposition
at Chicago was reversed tbe senate to
day. The vote upon its adoption being
yeas 21. nay3 29.
Mr. Higgins introduced a bill to author
ize retaliation lor certain unjust discrimi
nations by the dominion ot Canada against
the United States, and it was referred to
the nuance committee. S
Mr. Herbert of Alabama, presented a dis
agreeing conference report on the naval ap
Eropriation bill, and it was agreed to. Mr.
Eerbert then moved that the house recede
irom its disagreement to the senate amend
ments which are still in controversy. These
are tbe appropriations o!«$30,000 for thena
val review and the authorization for the
construction of a new battleship. Mr. Her
bert's motion was agreed to—yeas 14, nays
83—and the bill is disposed ol as far aa the
house is concerned.
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